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FOX Business
Dec 2, 2012 1:00am EST
to it. bulls and bears gary b smith, tobin smith. jonas max ferris and larry glazier, welcome to everybody. and larry, you say delay it? >> that'right, that's right, brenda, given the choice between the loss of millions of jobs in a deep and severe recession or delayg a deal in hopes of getting meaningful spending cuts in washington, the kind of spending that would cut the 4 billion dollars worth of additional spending every day, that's the long-term not the short-term torevent being back in this place a year from now and that's going to g the country back on its feet. >> don'tet excited. i know gary b will as well. and short-term uncertainty. it's been long-term and we've been going through this for years a wasngton in the doing anything. what does that do to the economic recovery? >> i think you see it with the stock market, brenda, everything is pretty much frozen. look, you cannot pic up a paper, a paper or lk on the internet and see fiscal crisis. everyone now is focused on it and i don't care if you're inside the beltway or outside the beltway. and it does a couple of th
FOX Business
Dec 30, 2012 1:00am EST
a shed deal. brenda buttner, bulls and bears. gary b smith, tobin smith. jonas max ferris. a no deal better than a bad deal. >> it would create more uncertainty or one of the deals they're talking about, which is raising taxes and now, and they trust us, we'll get to the spending cuts later , let's not worry about that right now. the last thing we want to see is a we-need congress and a weak-willed president patting themselves on the back because they have some watered down deal. i think they need to feel some ain, i think they need to see he the implication in the markets, in the ecomy, so, yes, i think no deal right now is better than a bad deal. >> okay, gary b, jim mentioned the market, let me play wall street on tv. basically i'm sick of this. 'm going to keep heading south because the uncertainty, the anxiety is killing me. if we had any kind of deal, at least we might see stocks move up a bit. that wld be good for our 401(k)'s, wouldn't it? >> that's exactly my perspective, brenda. this was a really rough week on the market and it's all related to, n the-- not the fiscal cliff
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
, turning point in this fight. mike tobin on the ground live at the capital in lansing. what is happening now, mike? >> reporter: well, it is interesting, martha, top democrats in michigan say despite everything you see, despite the show of force on the lawn at the capitol this state fight is really over. two senate bills are expected to go to the house for a vote of concurrence and they are expected to last. as you look around at live pictures. you look at video we have rolling. look at everything on the lawn in the cradle kill of -- cradle of organized labor. michigan will become a right-to-work state. republicans have the majority in the house and senate. all michigan democrats can do is let their voice be heard and express their anger. >> but now it is official. ladies and gentlemen, the governor of michigan is greedy nerd and one weak fweek. we're not taking it anymore. he wasn't satisfied with outsourcing thousands of jobs toe low-wage china when he was on the board of gateway computer. he wants to turn michigan into the same low wage environment we see in china. >> reporter: lookin
PBS
Dec 8, 2012 12:00am PST
that you are recreating. >> rose: yes. >> you are recreating. so sometimes let's put the stamp of the tobin, the tobin is a composer very difficult to approach, because it rules in the music. you have to use a small orchestra. you have a very special kind of sound to approach. but at the end, it is very subjective, because i am sure tobin at his time, he had an orchestra of under 50 knew sixes, musicians for him, you know .. i can imagine, by mozart saying to his father, father, i am so happy, because i have an orchestra of 40 violins. i have eight flutes. i have 14 double basses, and when you play it, when you approach mozart you approach mozart with a small orchestra. >> rose: yes. >> you know how subjective is that, you know, how he was happy, and how sometimes you try to be, oh, my god, no, i cannot go like that because this will not -- the element of the sound that we have to build, but that is an amazing thing of music, the subjective point of music, how different it can b and in the moment that the composer put the notes there, it is still tobin, it is still mozart, but with the time
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 12:00am PST
conditions for post holiday travelers. mike tobin is following the story today. >> the death toll of wicked holiday weather passed six from travelers braving the wind and ice. nowhere hit harder than indiana where the storm dumped 18 inches of snow. >> the storm stretches to engler and generated blizzard warning for the southern state. all the people who made it to a destination for christmas faced the driving snow and slick roads for the return. >> my boss expect mess to be at work but i doubt that i will. i'm not driving my car. >> major hub of chicago and atlanta dodged the worst of the storm. however towns like indianapolis, louisville and boston logan airport endured many cancellation and delays, if they were not shut down altogether. >> i heard it is accumulating in raleigh this morning. we are a little nervous. >> this is the same storm that whipped up 34 deadly tornadoes one caught on home video in alabama. >> look at that tornado. >> power transformers could be seen exploding. nearly 300,000 people are left without power. 100,000 of them in the little rock area alone. tornadic fury
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 10:00am PST
too! [bleep] >> get the [bleep] out of of here, you [bleep] alisyn: mike tobin is live for us, tempers are flaring. >> reporter: and here's what's left over of that scene, this was the tent that was erected by americans for prosperity. they say in no uncertain terms it was union demonstrators who came at the tent and knocked it down. scott was inside. >> they rushed our tent. they were chanting go home, go home, scabs, scabs, scabs. they cut the straps to the tent, they trampled the tent, there were people trapped inside. >> reporter: now as we look at the grounds out here right now, it looks like the numbers have waned a bit. they haven't waned entirely, but as we look across the grounds, a lot of the people have traveled across the grounds past these large, inflatable rafts that they usually use to illustrate people who have crossed the picket lines, and they're in the lobby right now or at least at the front door of the george romney building. that is where governor snyder has his office. they've got the drums going, all the sound and fury. why is that? that is because one of the bi
FOX Business
Dec 23, 2012 1:00am EST
, everyone, i'm he brenna buttner, this is bulls and bears, and we've got gary b smith, tobin smith. jonas max ferris and susan and larry. okay, larry, no deal on taxes and debt scrooging holiday sales and the economy? >> that's right, brenda, you know, i don't want to be the grinch here, but in a word we are scrooged. >> the grinch! >> very, very optimistic expectations and an outlook for retail sales that was very rosie and those optimistic expectations have faded as we've gotten closer and closer tthe end of the year with no fiscal cliff deal in sight. and as a result, consumer sentiment is falling off a cliff, just like the fiscal cliff we're going to fall off so we've got a problem on our hands and couldn't happen at a worse time and today, super saturday, the second busiest day of the year. >> brenda: well, a lot of retailers are saving the big discounts until right at christmas and after. if consumers know that, maybe they're waiting, too? >> that's right. a lot of us are procrastinators and haven't started our shopping and a ways to go. you retail holiday season ends on january 31s
FOX Business
Dec 9, 2012 1:00am EST
and bears this week. we've got gary b smith, tobin smith. and julian epstein, welcome to everybody. todd, if taxes go up, get ready for that unemployment rate to shoots u, too. >> you've got that right. brenda, not only going to go higher, we're looking at hundreds of thousands of jobs eliminated because of higher taxes. you can't, you can't simply look at small business owners small business comprise of two-thirds of all jobs created in the country in the last ten years, if you're going to raise that personal income tax, that's going to hit the small business owners they won't have enough to go out and hire and we all have to be epared because the lor picture is going to get fragile real quick. >> julian, you agree? >> no, and a certain point on the show and elsewhere we have to stop utterin opinions and using facts. the most definitive study done about this, the nonpartisan agency that republicans and democrats agree to be the ultimateuthoty is the congressional budget office. they looked at this question and they found that raising the top, the rates on the top 2% will have virtually
FOX News
Dec 15, 2012 1:00pm PST
of this terrible, we go to mike tobin with the very latest. >> reporter: you mentioned how this is town small enough that everyone knows someone who has been touched by this tragedy. they are comingether to grieve. focal point for the grieving has become st. rose of lima catholic church. we saw people getting their arms around each other as they are trying to get their arms around what happened. bracing each other as they try to get through this tragedy. >> i don't know. i don't know what to do because we've never been faced with something of this magnitude. our focus is the kids. we have enough time dealing with it as adults, processing all the information but the focus is the kids and trying to get them through this. >> reporter: for obvious reasons the schools all went to lockdown as information came out and slowly and surely the kids begin to learn this was not a drill. >> all the kids who had siblings there were so worried and didn't know what to do. >> reporter: those remarkably little girls attempted to console their classmates and make them feel better. they just didn't have enough in
FOX Business
Dec 26, 2012 11:00pm EST
,000 flights already canceled today and we're all over it with joe flavin in a snowy iianapolis. mike tobin is at o'hare and maria in the fox weather nter. we begin with joe, what's the latest? >>e're here on the south side of indianapolis, and we've actually just had the main part of the storm blow through. the storm is pretty much done but we're having trouble with winds. we're along the side of one of the busier ierstates, i-65 through indianapolis north a south to chicago and louisville. the traffic getting by quickly but we drove through this earlier today in the bulk of the day and there were a lot of cars off the road. a lot of people on the day after christmas who wanted to get out, get home, got on the roads and it was so badthey could barely move and a lot were sliding off. to give you an idea, now the snow that i' in now not too deep, not as much as in southern indiana but 9 inches around indianapolis. we had a suation near our live shot a semi truck got stuck next to us. this is what we're dealing with now in the area, just so much snowfall and it was so bad during the day theyo
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
say is the busiest travel day of the christmas season. mike tobin live at o'hare international in chicago. mike, what's the situation there? >> well, you know, harris, everybody looks at o'hare's because if it backs up here, it looks like everybody. does this look like an airport backed up. the reality is as the weather got bad yesterday there was a bunch of warm air over lake michigan and that melted the snow and turned it into a nasty cold rain. they had the flights that were delayed yesterday. they have eaten up the access that was created from that. as we look now at the big board it's not very big. the flights that are out there have those magic words attached "on time." getting the flights out of here. we do see significant delays but they are really on either cotion. you -- coast. you can't blame the delays. >> harris: i only counted six flights they did say on time. chicago catching a break but what about the rest are of the midwest? >> in terms of weather. the rest of the midwest got clobbered. wisconsin really got clobbered in dain county where madison is, up to 20 in
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm PST
indianapolis. mike tobin is at o'hare and maria in the fox weather center. we begin with joe, what's the latest? >> we're here on the south side of indianapolis, and we've actually just had the main part of the storm blow through. the storm is pretty much done but we're having trouble with winds. we're along the side of one of the busier interstates, i-65 through indianapolis north and south to chicago and louisville. the traffic getting by quickly but we drove through this earlier today in the bulk of the day and there were a lot of cars off the road. a lot of people on the day after christmas who wanted to get out, get home, got on the roads and it was so bad, they could barely move and a lot were sliding off. to give you an idea, now the snow that i'm in now not too deep, not as much as in southern indiana but 9 inches around indianapolis. we had a situation near our live shot a semi truck got stuck next to us. this is what we're dealing with now in the area, just so much snowfall and it was so bad during the day they couldn't get any of it out. right now the roads still dangerous in this ar
FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
. the highest level in four years. windy city is desperate to lower its murder rate. correspondent mike tobin looks at one initiative to supporters hope will do just that. [ siren ] >> guy in the middle of the street. looks shot. >> gangland shooting part of every evening in chicago, the gun control debate is ongoing. solution passed by the cook county board of collisioners another tax. $25 on every handgun sold. this gun store owner says it's tax against the legal gun owners. >> the new tax is sold with the idea it would offset public cost of medical care for shooting victims. aconfidencing to the board president own numbers that cost is shy of $35 million. estimated revenue is $600,000. it's clear that the motivation for tax is not revenue. it's more of a public policy issue in terms of trying to deter people from buying firearms. >> buyer has the option of taking his business over the county line where there is not a tax, proponents say he will. >> i would be astonished if this doesn't drive gun stores to surrounding counties. >> we're astonished many times when the businesses leave the co
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 3:00pm PST
upset people there. mike tobin has the effect. >> michigan democrats say they can't stop, as the republicans have the numbers so despite the angry protests the legislation that rick schneider calls freedom to work will pass the final vote on tuesday. we have hardworking people in michigan. >> the law makes union membership and dues optional in the heart of the rust belt. cradle of the organized labor. they insist they are not breaking the labor union because it does not target collective bargaining. this weakens their foundation. >> you have people alongside of you that won't pay the union dues if you pay the union dues but will still be able to get the benefit from being union member. >> spokesman for democratic caucus says to anticipate legal challenge is understatement. democrats will target the language in the laws. given the bill through the lame duck session and noisy demonstrators out of the chambers the democrats say they will challenge under the open meetings laws. >> they lied to us every step of the way and they are acting like cowards. >> he says it's leadersh
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 3:00pm PST
now from the michigan capital. correspondent mike tobin is live in lansing. good evening. >> good evening, bret. what you can't see tonight in darkness is a column of state troopers surrounding the for's office building. they are armed with baton and wearing riot gear. from behind that column of protection, governor snyder made his announcement that michigan is now a right to work state. >> you put your hands on me, see what happens. >> as the demonstrations get raucous in lansing, tent for the group americans for prosperity is knocked down. >> they rushed the tent. chanting "go home, go home, scabs, scabs, scabs." they trampled the tent. people were inside. >> then they went after the cameras of journalists recording what happened. [bleep] >> the camera. >> i have a right to do this. >> finally, michigan state troopers armed with baton, tear gas and gas masks calmed the situation. demonstrators came from all over michigan and neighboring states. united auto worker, teamsters, brotherhood of ewhether he can tri call workers and school teachers. the school district reports 750 staf
FOX News
Dec 16, 2012 12:00am PST
coverage. and now to mike tobin with reaction from the people of this small town in connecticut. mike? >> and, judge, this is a night when the pain of this tragedy is refreshed. and that is because we're learning now the names and the faces of the smallest victims of this unspeakable tragedy. names like 7-year-old grace mcdonald whose family said she was the love and life of that family. 6-year-old emily parker, who said good by to her father before he went off to work. >> she woke up before i left and i had actually been teaching her portuguese. our last conversation was in portuguese. and she told me good morning. and asked how i was doing. i said i was doing well. she said that she loved me, and i gave her a kiss and i was out the door. >> sadly familiar, the makeshift memorials are popping up around town with can dids, toys, flowers laid out. the people here are drawing on the bond forged in a small town so they can somehow endure this sadness. >> i don't know. i don't know what to do because we have never been faced with something of this magnitude. our focus is gift. we have eno
FOX News
Dec 16, 2012 11:00am PST
. for more on the investigation we turn to fox news correspondent mike tobin in newtown. mike? >> good morning, chris. people here in new town are flocking to the churches once again to mourn and try to comprehend the incomprehensible as we learn more about the horrible details of what happened here. details from the medical examiner gruesome. close range. those lives just getting started 8 little boys and 12 little girls 6 and 7 years old. >> i have been at this for a third of a century. my sensibilities may not be the average man but this probably is the worst i have seen or the worst that i know of any of my colleagues having seen. >> six of the victims at the sandy hook elementary school were standoff. the principal dawn hochsprung said to be killed lunging at the gunman. sur lock also killed. the mother of the shooter was found dead. police found evidence they hope will explain the motivation of the gunman. >> the secondary crime scene that we discussed where the female was located deceased did produce some very good evidence in this investigation. >> that gunman, 20-year-old adam
FOX News
Dec 16, 2012 4:00pm PST
more local gun ranges and there's more to what we brought you earlier. mike tobin is in newtown with that. what's the new information coming in on that, mike? >> so the new information is also that adam lanza, the gunman had visited a gun range somewhere in the he local area and no confirmation that adam lanza actually fired a gun. no confirmation that nancy took him to the the gun range, just na adam lanza had been to a gun range in the local area and nancy lanza had been to a gun range. and stories that nancy lanza would take adam out to the gun range, this is part of the investigation from the bureau of alcohol, tobacco firearms and more than 80 licensed firearm facilities in a ten mile radius, bret. >> bret: mike, she was, from on the ground reports, a gun enthusiast, that those guns were legal and registered and we assume from authorities what they've said, that adam took those guns and he actually had four weapons with him? >> he had four weapons and quite an arsenal with him. the state police out here say that hundreds of rounds of ammunition was fired and many more ready
FOX Business
Dec 21, 2012 11:00am EST
in the midwest. you have 19 inches in parts of wisconsin. travel will be very difficult. m tobin is standing by at o'hare airport in chicago. >> if you are worried about that big o'hare ripple affect, the warm weather at lake michigan melted all of the snow into rain. no bread on their. no delays. let's cue the rockettes. i thought i would throw these girls in. you have some lines piling up because you have 200,000 people going through o'hare airport right now. in terms of chicago backup, this is nothing. connell: very well done. you should have them follow you around for all of your stories. mike tobin at o'hare airport. let's bring in janice from the weather center. >> this is my version of the rockettes. not bad, right. merry christmas to you, connell. across the great lakes and theg cold front associated with it bringing a lot of delays to the new york city airports. there are delays. i know mike tobin said there are no delays in chicago, just come to new york, and you will be standing in line. this is a quick mover. we will still see big wind gust. that is what is keeping these flights
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 4:00pm PST
tobin is on fox top story. is he live at the capitol in lansing. i just we just heard from the governor, right, mike? >> we did. we heard from the governor with a column of state troopers in riot gear surrounding his office building from. behind that column of protection he made his announcement that right-to-work is now a reality. here in michigan the cradle of organized labor and the governor explained why. >> fortrong reasons. first of all, worker choice. the freedom to choose and the concept of more and better jobs for our state. i think it was a good thing to sign this legislation and move forward. [shouting] >> the demonstrations did get tough. tent americans for prosperity was toppled by union demonstrators with people inside. there were no significant injuries. there was also a report that one person was pepper sprayed and that is an individual who attempt to man handle a female state trooper. no arrests were made. for the most part what you had out here shepard is sound and fury because that's the only option the unions had. >> shepard: a lot of people probably recall a similar
FOX News
Nov 30, 2012 4:00pm PST
of course. the family will still walk away with more than $136 million. mike tobin live in our midwest newsroom. mike, do we have their address so we can drop by? >> sure, yeah. they were hoping you could come by for tea. the hill family is just trying to get their arms around all of this sudden fortune. they are talking about different things they may do. they may go on a vacation. they are talking about charities to which they may donate without making a commitment. it's interesting. you heard from sons cody there who said his dad said don't say nothing as soon as they learned that they were the winners. then while texting with his sister-in-law, he learned that dad had already techno blabbed. >> i said well, dad, he doesn't want me to say anything, say anything? he said you have seen his facebook? [ laughter ] so i got my dad's facebook and i was like i think it's pretty safe to say the cat's out of the bag. >> and dad is kind of hinting, shep, that he wants a red camaro. >> shepard: i bet he can have one. what about that other winner in arizona. do we know anything? >> we know he i
FOX News
Dec 15, 2012 12:00pm PST
they saw and experienced and try to get their arms around this terrible situation here. >> rick: mike tobin live, thanks so much. >> jamie: the chaos and horror of the unfolding tragedy captured in police dispatch case. >> caller is indicating she thinks there is somebodyoting i. >> the front glass -- i'm not sure why... >> jamie: the investigation into this tragedy is in the earliest stages but according to the calls it may have taken a few minutes for a gowns kill so many at that school. >> rick: three minutes. grief counselors are on hand and offering support to victims' families. a spokesman for the police giving reaction to the shootings. >> its terrible tragedy. it's work that we need to do and get done. we are providing our people with support, with counseling as we can. certainly this is a huge, huge tragedy for everybody. it breaks our hearts that the families are going through what they are going through. it's just an atrocious tragedy. >> jamie: here is one of the stories to come out. heartbroken father speaking out about six-year-old son killed yesterday in first grade classroom
FOX News
Dec 16, 2012 7:00pm PST
. right now for more reaction let's go to mike tobin in newtown. what's your headline? what is your take away, what are you feeling? >> the headline is the atf is confirming adam lanza at one point went to a local shooting range. they are not confirming he fired any time while he was there. nancy lanza at one point visited a shooting range. that squares up with the family. individually they were at a gun range at some point for the confirming we ever went together. this is an ongoing investigation scouring more than 80 whnsed gun facility. s. he carried with him an arsenal, a bush haster ar 145 coupled up with high capacity magazines that were interchanged he wear idea a 6 or 9 mill merrer and a glock. a single bullet he put his in own head. the fourth victim was left out in the car in the parking lot. an important investigation. >> any idea why they didn't have any -- >> there was a talk she lived in the big house by herself. some she grew up in the country guns were part of her life. we know she went to a local boughtering hole and she took pride in that gun collection. almost as think
FOX Business
Dec 21, 2012 1:00pm EST
. mike tobin is out chicago o'hare with the latest. >> i will tell you why. we dodged a bullet in terms of the big ripple effect that o'hare has. let's look at the big board. the flights there on time. you have to think? lake michigan and all the warm air that comes that comes off the lake. it melted the snow. the surrounding states got clobbered. wisconsin had 20 inches of snow. parts of dane county and medicine. iowa, looking at depths of snow that they haven't seen since 2009. central illinois covered with snow. here in the windy city, where we have the ability to make it difficult for you to get over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house -- if you get there late come he can't blame o'hare now because things are cooking along. ashley: mike tobin, thank you, sir. more now on the fiscal cliff. how automatic spending cuts on january 2, affect defense contractors for. joining us now is charles wald, a retired four-star general. general, thank you for joining us. if nothing is done, we got the fiscal cliff. $35 billion or 10% of the defense budget will be cut. can it hand
FOX Business
Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm EST
collecting fees from nonmembers. mike tobin joins us with the details. >> they caught us by surprise. the legislation moved through so quickly. this happened very fast. the point that republicans in michigan want to sell upfront is they are not union busting. they do not attack collective bargaining. all of this freedom to work legislation, as governor snyder puts it, does is make it optional for everyone, but police and firefighters. union members see it differently. >> you have people that will be working right alongside of you. they will not have to pay union dues. they will still be able to get all the benefits from being a union member. >> unlike the drawn out union standoffs we have seen in the midwest in years past, this was quick. this move right through the lame-duck session of the legislature. democrats in michigan say there is nothing they can do to stop it. the republicans have the numbers. that does not mean that the democrats will throw in the towel. they will keep the a motion going. there was pepper spray use. eight people arrested. that will become part of the democr
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 10:00am PST
holiday. mike tobin live at one of america's busiest airports, chicago's o'hare international. mike? >> reporter: i start you off with the good news. the ripple effect o'hare has that can delay flights out of new york, l.a., it is not happening. on time, on time, all the way down. you can thank the guy who built lake michigan and built it close to the city. all the warm water, had warm air, turned snow into rain. over chicago we're looking at blue skies. chicago is like an island of good weather in a sea of bad weather. to the north, wisconsin, dane county, madison, snow was dumped there, 20 to 12 inches there. tens of thousands people without power. also iowa looking at snow like they haven't seen since 2009. roads are closed. there are traffic fatalities there. central illinois covered with snow. 10 of thousand of people without power. northern indian, tens of thousands people without power. most of pouter outages due to wind gusts topping at 50 miles per hour. how that affects everybody else around the country, blue skies over oy hair airport. a few flight cancellations. in terms
FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 8:00am PST
and fever but well-wishers are being told quote, to put the harps back in the closest. mike tobin is live in houston. nicecy as ever, mike. >> reporter: feisty as ever. the people around the former president george herbert walker bush are being frugal with the information they're giving part in part because this is someone so beloved because people will overreact when they get any information. that being said he is behind me in the intensive care unit at methodist hospital where he has been since sunday dealing with what is described as a stub born fever. the fever resulting from a case of bronchitis that hospitalized former the president in late november. all this being said the staff is acknowledging that the president is pretty sick and as you mention he is 88 years old. they are trying to keep things light. the releases are generally pretty humerous. they're trying to tamp down that the his condition is dire. he has been conversational, even joking with the nursing staff, some of the characteristic humor we've come to know from the former president and that is where we get that quote,
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 1:00pm PST
. the 88-year-old is being treated for a bronchitis-related illness. mike tobin is live in houston with this positive news. mike? >> it's welcome news that the doctors here no longer feel his condition is so fragile that he needs to be monitored in the intensive care unit. therefore, they moved him to a standard recovery room. this coupled with the information that we're getting from the people of the former president's staff saying his condition seems to improve all the time. he spent shy of a week in intensive care and what put him there was a stubborn fever that he had a tough time shaking. it was brought on by the bronchitis which had him in the hospital since the end of november. throughout the profits, his staff made an effort to be light hearted and optimistic in all of their releases. they cracked jokes throughout the process. they point out the president has been conversational with the staff and true to his own personality, cracking jokes with them, even singing at one point. yesterday he got a little pick me up from the oak ridge boys who phoned in a couple of songs to h
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 8:00am PST
to work bans unions from forcing workers to pay union dues. mike tobin has more from our chicago bureau. what happened there, mike? >> reporter: well, jon, a spokesman for the democratic caw can cuts in michigan just told me they cannot stop from passage the legislation that governor rick schneider calls freedom to work because the republicans simply have the numbers. so the demonstrations will continue at the capitol. as you mentioned, the demonstrations have already gotten ugly, there have been several arrests, pepper spray has been used, additional state troopers have been deployed today. and unlike these drawn-out labor standoffs we've seen in recent years, governor rick schneider has been able to slam this legislation through, and despite all of the visuals, he insists that he's not picking a fight. >> no, it's not picking a fight. i view this as solving an issue for michigan workers. we have hard working people in michigan, and this is giving workers choice. >> reporter: now, a point republicans put up front is that this is not targeting collective bargaining, they insist that the
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 8:00am PST
. mike tobin in lansing, michigan with the latest. mike? >> reporter: a lot of sound, fury and big numbers are gone from the demonstrationsgan. if you look behind me the afl-cio with a silent protests. you see tape across their mouth. $1500 less that's what they believe on average workers will make here in michigan now that it has become a right-to-work state. this is sharp contrast what we saw yesterday, hundreds and hundreds of angry demonstrators on the capitol ground and capitol building itself. the democrats say this does in the mean the fight is over. a spokesman for the democratic party says all options are on the table. the trend we've seen, democrats offering to fight but not offering think specifics. we saw the same thing from bob king from the united auto workers yesterday, giving same lack of specifics. only broad concepts they're looking to challenge right to work laws in court. they will go after the speed which the laws moved through the legislature. democrats and union political machines will go after republicans in elections in 2014. they are looking to change the
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
been around for a long time, supported by james tobin way back and pushed by ralph nadar in a "washington post" op-ed this weekend. impose a tax on financial transactions. it will give us up to $100 billion a year, fail on a sector that has generateed enormous unwarranted profits for very few but benefited from huge bailouts the regulatory help but by and large escaped responsibility for their role in the financial cataclysm we're still struggling with. with me, dan gross author of "better, strong, faster." and brian beutler and eric bates. what's your take on this? how severe will the harm be to the economy if we do not have a deal by december 31st. >> the macroeconomic harm is not going to be that great. our economy is adaptable adjustable. these things take place over the course of a year. for some people it is a cliff. the payroll tax cut will expire. if you're a working person, you're losing $40 to $50 a week immediately in your first paycheck. the unemployment benefits will expire. if you're dependent on that, your income will fall off the cliff. if you're someone w
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 4:00pm PST
, and tonight we are glad to report he is on the mend. mike tobin is live outside the methodist hospital in houston, texas. mike, this is a big development. >> and certainly a welcome development. george herbert walker bush did a little less than a week in the intensive care unit. it was a fever that was triggered by a case of bronchitis that has had him in the hospital since the end of november. doctors feel there is no more need to be monitored in the icu. his condition continues to improve, harris. >> you know, we have been hearing all along that he has been chatting and singing. i understand though he got a call from the oak ridge boys. >> isn't that neat? apparently this is barbara bush's idea. once they heard about it the oak ridge boys were more than happy to gather around a speaker phone to see if they couldn't lift the president's spirits. >> ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet ♪ the sound >> they are old friends, and the president is a fan. the song selection "amazing grace" as you heard and of course" elvira." it provided him a needed shot in the arm, the good kind, not the kind
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 7:00pm PST
is on the mend. mike tobin is live outside the methodist hospital in houston, texas. mike, this is a big development. >> and certainly a welcome development. george herbert walker bush did a little less than a week in the intensive care unit. it was a fever that was triggered by a case of bronchitis that has had him in the hospital since the end of november. doctors feel there is no more need to be monitored in the icu. his condition continues to improve, harris. >> you know, we have been hearing all along that he has been chatting and singing. i understand though he got a call from the oak ridge boys. >> isn't that neat? apparently this is barbara bush's idea. once they heard about it the oak ridge boys were more than happy to gather around a speaker phone to see if they couldn't lift the president's spirits. >> ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet ♪ the sound >> they are old friends, and the president is a fan. the song selection "amazing grace" as you heard and of course" elvira." it provided him a needed shot in the arm, the good kind, not the kind you normally get in the hospital. >> g
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